30 days ago

Do you find it hard to sober up?

The team Reporter from Bay News

When it comes to a night out with friends, socialising usually revolves around alcohol, and with Dry July happening this month, it can be hard to find alcohol-free spaces.

"Having fun and drinking alcohol is an illusion," said Cortez McDaniel, who is recovering from alcohol and drug abuse disorders. "We have to stop believing the lie, and then we have to start practicing something different."

Do you agree with this comment? Do you struggle to sober up with limited alcohol-free social spaces?

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10 hours ago

Having problems with drugs or alcohol?

The Retreat NZ

It doesn’t matter if you are young or old - recovering from problematic alcohol or drug use is not easy and you don't have to do this on your own.

At The Retreat NZ, we know, from first-hand experience, what works and we give you the tools that will help you or your family member achieve long term sobriety.

Talk to us - we can help. We are available 24/7 and we welcome guests from all over New Zealand. Confidentiality is guaranteed.

Phone on 0800 276 237 or visit our website www.theretreatnz.org.nz
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10 hours ago

Vote for Get Growing! You could WIN!

Rachel Clare Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

Each vote counts as an entry to win this De'Longhi espresso machine valued at $1,099 or an Icona Capitals kettle and toaster package valued at $369. Simply register your details once, then vote here each day until voting closes on September 4.
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3 days ago

Document tubes

Judy from Papamoa Beach

We are often left with document tubes of various sizes. We would really like to see these be of some use to someone.